Massimiliano Allegri to leave Juventus

    Massimilano Allegri

    (CNN)Massimiliano Allegri is to leave Juventus, the Serie A club confirmed on Friday.

    The Italian manager, who has overseen five successive Serie A titles and won four straight Coppa Italia trophies, won't be on the bench for the 2019/2020, Juventus said in a brief statement, meaning that the 51-year-old will not see out the final year of his contract.
    Juventus still has two games to play, with the Turin club facing Atalanta at home on Sunday, before Allegri's reign ends at Sampdoria. However, the Italian is due to speak to the media tomorrow, alongside club president Andrea Agnelli.
      Despite dominating the country's domestic scene since replacing Antonio Conte as the club's coach in 2014, Allegri leaves having failed to bring Champions League glory to the club.
      His Juventus side was beaten in the final by Barcelona in 2015 and by Real Madrid in 2017. After signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid in the summer of 2018, this season was viewed as Allegri's greatest opportunity.
      However, the Italian giant was soundly beaten in the competition's quarter-final by Ajax.
      The pair of runner-up medals -- following a 3-1 reversal against a Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona and a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Ronaldo, who would join forces with Allegri a year later -- would ultimately leave the slightest unfulfilled sense to his time with the 35-time champion.
      Cristiano Ronaldo joined forces with Allegri in the summer of 2018, with the Juventus manager tasked with winning the Champions League.